When police chiefs, international community policing leaders, and technology all come together, you get innovative solutions that make the world a safe place. With that said, I’m really excited that in a very short time period, I’ll be headed to San Diego for IACP 2012, which is the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition. This event runs from September 29 to October 3 and will showcase technology and bring together global leadership in community policing from around the world to share information and experiences and to work together to find solutions to issues they are facing as a community.
Check out the IACP video below featuring Police Chief William Lansdowne of the San Diego Police Department.
Among other things, the IACP 2012 event includes more than 200 educational sessions, an exhibit hall, and various networking opportunities. You can see a listing of all the events by checking out the IACP Schedule at a Glance.
The event is also where the winners of the 2012 IACP Community Policing Awards sponsored by Cisco are recognized. These awards pay special tribute to departments worldwide that have collaborated with their communities to bring about change, address crime and terrorism, and make their communities and nations a safer place to live, work, and play.
According to Chief Todd A. Miller, Chairperson of the IACP Community Policing Committee, “The philosophy of community policing is more relevant and needed more today than ever before. With resources limited by current economic conditions, the force multiplication agencies receive by implementing the community policing philosophy and partnering with citizens is the most effective means of making our communities safer. That is why we undertake this tremendous effort each year to recognize the best of the best.”
Click on the image to the left to see previous winners of the IACP Community Policing Awards.
IACP 2012 promises to be a great event, and I can’t even begin to describe how honored I feel to be able to see this year’s winners of the IACP Community Policing Awards being recognized for such amazing accomplishments that make our world a safer place. And we’ll be bringing you coverage from the event so stay tuned to the Cisco Government blog site, as well as to our Global Government Twitter and Facebook sites, not only for more on this year’s winners of the IACP Community Policing Awards, but also for more on technology and community policing, stories, and pictures.
And for those of you attending, hope to see you there!